So here we are, placed in the middle of a garden we didn’t plant and called to till and keep it. The word is stewardship and our stewardship doesn’t always live up to its promise. We haven’t contributed to the thriving of creation, which includes the thriving of the people around us. What do we do?
We need to remember what stewardship means. It’s more than the time of year when the church asks for your financial support. It’s about being responsible with something that ultimately belongs to someone else. We do not live in our creation, we live in God’s creation. We are using it now and will hand it off to the next generation. It’s about remembering Jesus’s words to seek first the kingdom of God and the rest will be given to us as well.